Green Spaces Alliance
   Sustaining Resources to Sustain our Community

Our Team

Gail Gallegos
Executive Director
(210) 222-8430 ext 301

Gail Gallegos has fifteen years of experience in the native ecosystem oversight and management.  She has a long history with the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program, land conservation and restoration, and volunteer management experience.  She received the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration’s 2015 “Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award” for exemplary dedication to the conservation, management and restoration of the Texas natural resource base.  She has worked extensively with the Alamo Area Master Naturalists, SAWS, SARA, Land Heritage Institute, Bexar and San Antonio Audubon Societies, and many others to preserve and manage San Antonio’s green spaces and connect people with nature.  She holds a B.S. in Ecology and a M.S. in Environmental Science, emphasis in Ecology, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She would love to spend every moment hiking, biking, planting, stargazing or somehow out in nature.

Tyler Sanderson
Land Conservation & Stewardship Manager
(210) 222-8430 ext 305

Tyler Sanderson received a Master of Science in Forest Hydrology and a Graduate Certificate in Stream and Watershed Science from the University of Kentucky. During his time away from school, Tyler developed strong interest in conservation and natural resource management as an AmeriCorps Volunteer and university research assistant. He understands the importance of protecting land and water resources, and is passionate about educating others about their significance. He believes the most important avenue of change is through effective public education, and the best way to do that is community involvement.

Tia Moen
Community Outreach Manager 302
(210) 222-8430 ext 302

With a degree in Global Studies, Tia is interested in bringing communities together to improve environmental sustainability and quality of life for everyone through GSA’s programs. Through volunteering for many community-based causes and traveling experiences, Tia appreciates the incredible value of bringing people and ideas together to reach common goals that benefit the greater good.  As a part of greater community efforts towards creating environmental stability for future San Antonians, she is a volunteer member of the SAWS Community Conservation Committee.

Chris Babis 2016Chris Babis
Sustainable Urban Landscape Manager
(210) 222-8430 ext 303

Chris holds a Master of Water Resources from the University of New Mexico. As a graduate student, he was a Research Assistant for the Department of Economics Science Impact Laboratory for Policy and Economics, and an agricultural planning consultant for the Alamosa Land Institute. Chris has over 10 years of sustainable agriculture experience and earned a Certificate of Agroecological Design from UC Berkeley. In 2008 Chris and his wife Amy began Common Thread Community Farm, a 40 acre 300 member non-certified organic CSA in Upstate New York. Throughout his academic and entrepreneurial experiences, Chris has learned the importance of creation and maintenance of multifunctional rural, peri-urban and urban landscapes that integrate sustainable farming techniques to improve food and water security and enhance the ecological health and aesthetics of the urban environment.

Carra Garza
Picture Your World Program Manager
(210) 222-8430

Carra is a professional photographer with a certificate in Photography from the Southwest School of Art and a B.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. Ms. Garza’s current work consists of photographic transfer, collage and encaustic. She is an active member of the arts community serving as a docent with the McNay Art Museum since 2001, and as a former board member and current supporter of the Southwest School of Art, a member of the Texas Photographic Society and member of the Houston Center for Photography.

Tammy Andrews
Accounting and Finance Administrator
(210) 222-8430 ext 306

Tammy Andrews bleeds maroon and loves making numbers balance. Before coming to Green Spaces Alliance, she supported various non-profits through volunteer positions. The mother of 2 boys and wife to a handsome husband, they work as a family to reduce, recycle and reuse and make the world greener as they go. In her spare time, she runs a home bakery and loves to sit outside and read.

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Board of Directors

Suzanne B. Scott, President – General Manager, San Antonio River Authority

June Kachtik, Vice President – Retired, non-profit organization Executive Director

Michelle Hyde, Treasurer – CPA, Audit Manager, Padgett Stratemann & Co.

Sondra Gervasi, Secretary – Owner, Blinds and Shutters Company

Desmian Alexander  – Child Hunger Outreach Specialist, Texas Hunger Initiative

Amy Avery – Traffic Engineer, Kimley Horn

Vincent Bordano – SVP & Controller, Jefferson Bank

Isabel Garcia – Professor, Dept. of Physics/Engineering/Architecture, San Antonio Community College

Leilani Gary – One of Green Spaces Alliance’s first conservation easement holders

Linda Hardberger – Director and Curator, Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts

Mauricio Hernandez – Personal Banking Officer, Frost Bank

Tony Katz – Audit Manager, Jefferson Bank

Ann Leafstedt – Senior Counsel, Jackson Walker LLP

Angela Rodriguez – Environmental Planning, Compliance, & Sustainability Dept., CPS Energy

Kathleen Trenchard – Artist, Cut-it-Out

Christine Westerman – Active Env. Volunteer: Air & Waste Mgmt, South TX Assoc. of Env. Professionals

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Green Spaces Alliance Mission:  To sustain the natural environment and enhance urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement and education.

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